Yet we've been living in our dorm for 2,5 years, and with time some bohemian elements did appear - more tapestries, more posters and some indian patterned sheets (thank you Primark!).
Then I had this idea the other day - fake ivy on the wall! It will surely freshen up the space, and add something exotic and bohemian-like atmosphere for sure. I ordered 3 fake ivy strands online and used tape to stick them on.
It looks beautiful in the bedroom, which is already very close to "home goals" status:
I found this dope ass mandala tapestry at Camden. I have been eyeing this one for ages on Ebay, but it was actually 10 euros cheaper in Camden! Of all places! This is my favorite part of the apartment so far. I just love this tapestry, it calms you down and sucks you in. We usually sit on the bed in the evening watching series on a laptop, and with the string lights on, the room turns into magic!
I took the picture during the day though, since I have very poor lighting...
Some details of the ivy. It's amazing quality, very light and is easily arranged. It survived shipping with difficulty though, as the leaves are so fragile some of them came off of the strand. I had to gently tape the ones that fell off with tape, but generally I am very pleased with the quality.
Fake flowers are usually saved for old ladies' apartments, yet this ivy looks great. The picture really doesn't do it justice though...
The 3rd strand went up the bathroom wall:
My biggest bathroom decor vision is to make it graveyard themed, with a bunch of little angel statues and white candles everywhere. However candles are great if you have a bath, and we have a shower. The ivy works great with the wall either way, nothing like a jungle/forest themed bathroom (maybe one day?).
I realize this is not the epitome of home decor and not the best pictures, but this is what I can do with our dorm apartment for now. I dream of second hand furniture, exotic pillows and rugs, candle holders everywhere and a huge book library. And colors - lots of crazy colors.
Yet the ivy has made me so happy. It makes the bed and bathroom look instantly more interesting. Have you ever seen ivy on someone's walls? I don' think so.
I have started a Pinterest Board for some inspiration. My next goal will be to bring lots of pillows to the bed, and to make a proper sitting space in the living room (see previous home decor post), which will probably still be on the floor.
Slowly but surely I will achieve the perfect bohemian goth space!
What kind of decoration do you like? Got some bohemian decor ideas or advices?